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Maurizio Ambrosini, PhD in Sociology (1989), is Professor of Sociology of Migrations at the University of Milan and Chargé d'enseignement at the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis (France). He is Editor of the journal “Mondi migranti” and Director of the Summer School of Sociology of Migrations of Genoa. He is the author of more than 200 articles, chapters, and books in this field, published in different languages. His main interests cover immigrants’ labor markets, irregular migrations, ethnic entrepreneurship, migration policies, and refugees studies. His handbook, Sociologia delle migrazioni, is adopted as the textbook in many Italian universities. Another book, Irregular Immigration and Invisible Welfare, has been published at Palgrave in 2013. He is a member of the scientific committee of the Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies and of several Italian sociological journals and collections.
Riccardo Armillei worked for the UNESCO Chair team and the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI) as an Associate Research Fellow until December 2015. In his latest study, titled “From 2014 to 2016, A new Italian ‘Exodus’ to Australia?,” Armillei examined the life experiences, individual needs and problems of a new emerging cohort of migrants to Australia. Dr. Armillei undertook his PhD at the Swinburne Institute for Social Research where he examined the social exclusion of Romanies in Italy. His dissertation focused particularly on the condition of those living in the so-called campi nomadi (nomad camps) and on the recent implementation of the Emergenza Nomadi (nomad emergency). His research interests include Romani/“Gypsy” studies, citizenship and national identity, forced migrations, social justice, cross-cultural theories, and practices.
Maddalena Colombo is Associate Professor in Sociology of cultural and communicative processes at the Faculty of Education of Università Cattolica del Sacro cuore, Italy. She teaches Sociology of Education and Sociology of Inequalities and Differences. Director of CIRMiB – Centre of Initiatives and Research on Migration – Brescia and Editor of the Yearbook Immigration and Local Context (Vita&Pensiero, Milan). Her main areas of interest are education, training and socialization processes and supply, education systems, impacts of migration in schools and the curriculum, social changes in teachers’ role; innovations and educational systems and practices. She coordinates laboratory of researches and social intervention at Università Cattolica of Brescia. She is also a member of the Scientific Board ESA-RN10 sociology of education. Her latest publications include “ITC and schooling 2.0” (with M. Pitzalis) (Italian Journal of Sociology of Education, 2/2016); “Education and citizenship between decline of charism and need of educational anchoring” (Italian Journal of Sociology of Education, 1/2016); “Early school leavers and prevention policies in Europe” (Scuola Democratica/Learning for Democracy, 2/2015).
Deborah De Luca, PhD in Sociology and Social Research (University of Trento), is Research Fellow at the Department of Social and Political Sciences (University of Milan). Her research interests concern ethnic entrepreneurship, working inclusion of immigrants and, in general, inequalities in the labor market and social stratification. Among her publications include the following: (with Ambrosini M. and Pozzi S.) Sindacati multietnici. I diversi volti di un cammino in divenire (2016); (with J. Arrazola Carballo) “To work or not to work? Immigrant women and work between constraints and opportunities: A comparison between Lombardy and Cataluña” in International Review of Sociology (2014) and “Transnazionalismo al femminile: oltre i legami familiari” in Mondi Migranti (2014).
Christofer Edling is Chaired Professor of Sociology and Pro Dean of Social Science at Lund University in Sweden, with a PhD from Stockholm University, Sweden. He was a Pro Futura post-doctoral fellow at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in Uppsala, and has held positions at Jacobs University Bremen and Stockholm University. His research interests are oriented toward the intersection between sociological theory and methods, and the application of social network analysis to a range of empirical phenomena.
Angelo Ishi is Professor at the Department of Socio-Media Studies of Musashi University in Tokyo. A Brazilian of Japanese descent, he was born in São Paulo and lives in Japan since 1990, when he got a scholarship from the Japanese Ministry of Education and started his research on Japanese-Brazilian migrants. He is a member of the Board of Nihon Imin Gakkai (The Japanese Association for Migration Studies) and of the Board of Kaigai Nikkeijin Kyokai (The Association of Nikkei and Japanese Abroad). He is a contributor to Global Japan: The Experience of Japan’s New Immigrants and Overseas Communities (Routledge Curzon), Searching for Home Abroad: Japanese-Brazilians and Transnationalism (Duke University Press) and Transcultural Japan: At the Borderlands of Race, Gender, and Identity (Routledge Curzon). He also joined the Working Group on the Development of Multicultural Coexistence of the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs. This group created the guideline for “Multicultural Coexistence” programs in Japan.
Karol P. Kaczorowski is PhD Candidate in the Institute of Sociology of Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland. He is Associate of Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology in University of Science and Technology (AGH), Cracow; graduate of sociology and religious studies; member of Polish research team studying Kurdish culture – http://www.kurdishstudies.pl. He has also authored books concerning opinions about Arab Spring and “Turkish model of Democracy” in Turkey and Kurdish minority religions (both in Polish). He has published articles in the fields of sociology, cultural anthropology, anthropology of religion, and policy.
Bruno Mascitelli is Associate Professor in European Studies at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne Australia. Before joining academia, Bruno worked for the Australian Consulate in Milan, Italy, for over 17 years. He completed his PhD at Melbourne University in 2005 on Italian politics. He has co-authored or co-edited over 15 books including The Italian Expatriate Vote in Australia (2008), Il Globo: 50 years of an Italian Newspaper in Australia (2009), and Italy & Australia: An Asymmetrical Relationship with Gianfranco Cresciani (2014). His research interests include Italian-Australian Studies, migration studies, Italian politics and international business.
Antonio V. Menéndez Alarcón is Comparative Sociologist whose research and scholarship have examined issues of ethnicity, cultural identity, immigration, media and power, and the process of European integration using multiple research methods. He has published seven books on these issues, and many articles in English, French, and Spanish in professional journals, such as Research in Political Sociology, International Journal of Cultural Studies, International Review of Sociology, International Journal of Contemporary Sociology, and International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society as well as in edited volumes. His most recent book on political sociology compares French and US Approaches to Foreign Policy (Palgrave, 2014). Several of his publications have been highly appraised, including the recognition of Outstanding Academic Book Award by Choice magazine. Menéndez’s current research interests lie on analyzing broader social processes such as globalization and transnationalism, particularly as these issues relate to immigrants’ integration in Europe and the United States.
Gerald Mollenhorst is Assistant Professor at the Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning at Utrecht University in the Netherlands and researcher at the Department of Sociology at Stockholm University in Sweden. His research – primarily on personal networks in different social contexts and their consequences for life chances of individuals and local businesses – has been published in edited volumes and international journals, such as Social Networks, Social Forces, Social Indicators Research, Advances in Life Course Research, and European Sociological Review.
Antoine Pécoud is Professor of Sociology at the University of Paris 13, France. He holds a PhD from the University of Oxford and has previously worked for UNESCO’s program on international migration. He is the author of Depoliticising Migration. Global Governance and International Migration Narratives (Palgrave, 2015), and the coeditor of Migration Without Borders. Essays on the Free Movement of People (Berghahn, 2007), Migration and Human Rights. The United Nations Convention on Migrant Workers’ Rights (Cambridge University Press, 2009), The Politics of International Migration Management (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), Migration and Climate Change (Cambridge University Press, 2011), Disciplining the Transnational Mobility of People (Palgrave, 2013), and International Organisations and the Politics of Migration (Routledge, 2015).
Flora Petak was born in Budapest, Hungary, where she completed her bachelor studies in psychology at the Eötvös Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary. During her bachelor studies, she spent one semester at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. She holds a Master of Science degree in psychology from the University of Konstanz, with a minor in political science. During her master studies, she completed an internship at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, at the Research Group for Psychosocial Migration Research. In her master thesis, she investigated the role of patients’ migrant background in the psychotherapy.
Sonia Pozzi, PhD in Sociology (University of Bologna), collaborates with the Department of Social and Political Sciences (University of Milan). Her research interests concern immigration, adolescence, second generations, and intergenerational relations (parenting styles, religion, language). Recently she dealt with the issue of immigrant representation by trade unions and the issue of national belonging and citizenship. She also worked on policies of inclusion for Roma and Sinti populations. Among her publications include the following: “The transmission of language and religion in immigrant families: A comparison between mother and children” (2014, with Elena Caneva), in International Review of Sociology; Cittadinanza, partecipazione, integrazione: costruzioni “dal basso” (2015, in E. Mangone & G. Masullo (Eds.)); and Sindacati multietnici. I diversi volti di un cammino in divenire (2016, with Maurizio Ambrosini and Deborah De Luca).
Melita Ptashnick holds an MA from the University of British Columbia. Her research interests focus on immigrant settlement and socioeconomic inequality. With Daniyal Zuberi, she has published articles in International Migration, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Social Science & Medicine, and Health Sociology Review.
Jens Rydgren is Professor of Sociology at Stockholm University in Sweden. He is working within the fields of political sociology, ethnic relations, and social networks. His work has appeared in many leading journals, such as the American Journal of Sociology, European Sociological Review, and Social Networks, and he is the author and editor of several books (most recent, The Oxford Handbook of the Radical Right, OUP, 2017).
Mari Rysst, PhD in social anthropology, is Associate Professor at Inland University College of Applied Sciences in Lillehammer, Norway. She is the director of the PhD program Children and Youth Participation and Competence Development at the same University. She also holds a small position at the institute of Consumption Research Norway, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences. Her research interests are children, youth, gender, ethnicity, race, material culture, and consumption.
Mariagrazia Santagati is Assistant Professor in Sociology of Education at the Faculty of Education of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy. She is Head of the Education Department of the ISMU Foundation (Foundation for the Study of Multiethnicity) and has been editor of the annual “Report on students with non-Italian citizenship” since 2010, promoted by the Ministry of Education and ISMU. Her main scientific interests are focused on the relationship between education and migration (educational integration and ethnic segregation, educational inequalities, intercultural policies and strategies, school-to-work transition). Her recent publications include: (editor) A different yet equal opportunity. Innovative practices and intercultural education in Initial VET (2016); “Researching integration in multiethnic Italian schools: A sociological review on educational inequalities” in Italian Journal of Sociology of Education, 7(3), 2015, pp. 294–334 (article); Nelle scuole plurali. Misure di integrazione degli alunni stranieri (2014, with M. Colombo – book).
Daniyal Zuberi is RBC Chair and Associate Professor of Social Policy at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work and the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto. He is author of Differences that Matter (2006), Cleaning Up (2013) and Schooling the Next Generation (2015). He completed his PhD in Sociology and Social Policy at Harvard University in 2004 and was elected member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists in 2015.
- Part I Integration
- Chapter 1 Mexican Immigrants Integration in the Midwest: A Case Study
- Chapter 2 Immigrant Entrepreneurship and Mixed Cultural Competencies: Ethnographic Perspectives from Turkish Business People in Germany
- Chapter 3 Immigrants and Trade Unions in Italy: What Prospects for Mobility and Careers? A Reflection Starting from the Role of Union Delegates
- Chapter 4 Migrants in Germany: Psychological Well-Being and Integration
- Chapter 5 From ‘White Australia Policy’ to ‘Multicultural’ Australia: Italian and Other Migrant Settlement in Australia
- Part II Identity
- Chapter 6 Kurdish Identity in Turkey and Educational Opportunities in Istanbul: The Case of Young Migrants
- Chapter 7 Always a Foreigner? Ethnic Identity Construction and Belonging among Youth of Immigrant Origin in Norway
- Chapter 8 Integrating a New Diaspora: Transnational Events by Brazilians in Japan, the United States, and Europe
- Chapter 9 Changes in the Personal Networks of Young Immigrants in Sweden
- Part III Education
- Chapter 10 School Integration as a Sociological Construct: Measuring Multiethnic Classrooms’ Integration in Italy
- Chapter 11 Meeting Great Expectations: The Experiences of Minority Students at a Canadian University
- About the Editors
- About the Authors